Arsenal boss Wenger: Van Persie a mix of Henry, Bergkamp

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he cannot compare Robin van Persie to any single player he's worked with.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he cannot compare Robin van Persie to any single player he's worked with.

Van Persie struck twice for the Gunners in yesterday's 3-0 defeat of Tottenham.

Wenger told arsenal.com: "I think he is a mixture [of players]. He is less a runner with the ball than Thierry Henry and is not completely Dennis Bergkamp because he plays high up the pitch. But he is the kind of player with the kind of game we have who is vital because when you play the ball through the lines to his feet, his first touch is perfect and that allows us to join in.

"And then he can give you a little pass which makes everybody dangerous. In the box he is intelligent and clever."

 
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